The matrimony of Albert and Reese was a celebration of life, love, and family. It was a simple and intimate wedding witnessed by their closest friends and families. Despite the continuous rains that we experienced during the previous day, God has been so kind to bless us with sunshine.
Email. One day I received an email from a lady who told me she saw me in a bridal directory. So I replied and there began a series of conversation from a faceless email.
I only know one thing: she wants me as her wedding photographer for her Tagaytay wedding.
Right then and there, she booked me… without even seeing me or having any idea whether I’m a boy or a girl (which is common to my clients). We were supposed to do an engagement session in Tagaytay, specifically in Talita Kumi which is a secret paradise for lovers of peace and pasta – definitely a perfect combination. Unfortunately, Reese (my gorgeous bride), was struck with a flu and the engagement photo session in Tagaytay never pushed through.
About a week before the ceremony, we scheduled a quick tour in Talita Kumi to do an ocular. We were so blessed to meet Fr. Giovanni Gentilin, an Italian priest of indeterminate age who has spent two decades in the Philippines with the Canossian Sons of Charity. Father Giovanni has served the poorest families in Tondo, helping administer the scholarship program Una Mano Aiuta L’Altra (One Hand Helps the Other) and through his mission to create a safe place for their scholars, Talita Kumi was established about 5 years ago.
When I finally met Albert and Reese, you can easily notice that they are from a Spanish decent. Their features are a full mestiza and mestizo and we were starstruck! Haha!
Albert is from Makati and Reese from Antipolo, they met through a friend and began dating ever since. About 9 years into the relationship, their hearts just whispered that it’s time to do to the next step.
“Actually if I am to decide I’d be happy to do this (the wedding) in a small restaurant, but of course she is my queen and it’s her day. Just make me look good beside her, she’s already gorgeous to begin with.”
Congratulations Albert and Reese!
© Den Montero Photography | Cavite and Tagaytay Wedding & Events Photographer
GOWNS: Li-j Eleazar
RECEPTION: Sonya’s Garden
FLORIST: Il Fiore Flower Boutique